What's Shakin' - July 25, 2013

BarenjagerBarenjager Honey Liqueur Announced Fourth Annual National Bartender Competition
Are you a brilliant bartender? Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, the original honey liqueur, announces its fourth annual national Bärenjäger Bärtender Competition to find America’s best bartender. This year’s contest welcomes professional and amateur mixologists from across the country to submit their most innovative cocktail creations incorporating Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur or Bärenjäger Honey & Bourbon. MORE>>

Winner Named at Tales On Tap Competition At 2013 NOCCPS Tales Of The Cocktail
Nathan Greene, a bartender at RM Seafood in Las Vegas, Nevada, was named the winner of the 2013 New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCPPS) Tales on Tap Competition, sponsored by DRAMBUIE Liqueur and held at Tales of the Cocktail. Greene’s winning draft cocktail recipe (below), “Nuttin Honey!”, combines DRAMBUIE Liqueur with Rye Whiskey, Dry Sherry and Walnut Bitters and is garnished with an orange swath. MORE>>

Mandarine NapoleonWomen Crowned Victorious at Mandarine Napoleon’s 1st Annual Imperial Battle of the Sexes at Tales of the Cocktail
In the spirit of Napoleon’s epic battles, Mandarine Napoléon, the 19th century citrus liqueur created for Napoléon Bonaparte, brought to Tales of the Cocktail this year the battle of all battles – man vs. woman in the first annual Mandarine Napoléon Imperial Battle of the Sexes in which the women were crowned victorious. In this truly unique event, some of the best male and female bartenders were paired against each other and created their very own signature Mandarine Napoléon cocktails.MORE>>

VeeVBartenders, Want to go to Rio? Show Us a Better Way to Drink
Bartenders, submit your VeeV cocktail recipe and photo by August 18 for a chance to win the grand prize trip to Brazil. Your cocktail must include at least 1 ounce of VeeV Açaí Spirit (other spirits are allowed, but VeeV must be the main alcoholic component) and contain a maximum of 6 ingredients, all of which are reasonably easy to source. On August 19, we’ll post all of the recipe submissions so Liquor.com’s readers can vote on their favorites. After voting ends on September 22, the top 15 recipes will go to an all-star panel of mixological experts including VeeV Founders Courtney and Carter Reum. MORE>>

San Diego Spirits FestivalIt's the 5th Year for the San Diego Spirits Festival!
The 5th San Diego Spirits Festival (taking place Aug 24 -25) will offer up 2 days of spirited celebrations, the San Diego Spirits Festival is planned for the consumer and industry insider alike – with endless opportunities to learn about all trends in both cocktails and culinary. From under the radar artisan craft spirits to discovering the 'next big brand' – the San Diego Spirits Festival offers something for everyone. No wonder Fodors names us one of the Top Five Cocktails Festivals in America! MORE>>

summe cocktailPopular Pours: A Handy Guide to Cocktail Trends during the Summer
New twists on old favorites seem content to lure you back to the basics, an effortless attempt to dethrone any previously proclaimed “king” of cocktails. Rather than begging for your attention via gooey flavors reminiscent of a candy store, the libations of summer embody a more simplistic approach. It's time to sip and smell the roses. Whether you're in a bar or your own backyard, here's a look at what's pouring in popularity, according to experts from several Pittsburgh bars. MORE>>

David MartinezAward-Winning Bartender brings his Mixology Skills to Downtown Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor residents now have the opportunity to try cocktails made by David Martinez, the winner of best garnish in the 2013 Shake it Up Cocktail Competition. Martinez has attended the Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas every year as a manager at The Torch Bar and Grill in downtown Flint, where he worked until coming to work at the Alley Bar in Ann Arbor in early May. It wasn’t until this year that he decided to submit an original cocktail recipe for competition. MORE>>

DiageoSpain's David Rios Crowned Bartender of the Year at Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final 2013
Over the past year, contenders from the most esteemed bars around the world have competed in local and regional heats, each aspiring to attain a coveted place at the Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final aboard the boutique Azamara Club Cruise's ship, Azamara Journey. Participants from over 50 countries participated with finalists being selected to showcase their creations in front of some of the most revered names in the industry - Salvatore Calabrese, Peter Dorelli, Dale DeGroff, Gary Regan, Julie Reiner, Hidetsugu Ueno, Arturo Savage, Steve Olson and Aristotelis Papadopoulos. MORE>>


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